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Brockville General Hospital

Brockville General Hospital is a growing community hospital, located on the St. Lawrence River in Brockville, Ontario.

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Position:  Peer Support Worker - Assault Response and Care Centre

Region:  Leeds & Grenville

Description:  Position Summary:

The Peer Support Worker is a member of a multidisciplinary team serving women, children and men who have been victims of or affected by sexual assault and or domestic violence. This position will provide individuals with access to the support and expertise of someone who has lived experience with sexual assault and or domestic violence. The Peer Support Worker will provide supportive counselling, advocacy and support services to clients and families of ARCC. This position will also provide educational presentations and will participate in community development.

• Provide peer counselling and advocacy
• Provide expertise and consultation to the ARCC team
• Co-create and co-facilitate women and men’s support groups
• Provide outreach to rural areas
• Encourage skill building that leads to enhanced health and wellness
• Educate community service providers and other stakeholders on issues related to violence against women
• Network with consumer/survivor resource groups as necessary
• Maintain confidentiality of clients
• Maintain accurate client files and collect statistical information
• Computer literacy and experience with Microsoft Office
• Attend team meetings as appropriate

• Combination of education and lived experience
• Understanding of gendered violence
• Knowledge of community resources
• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
• Strong leadership and group facilitation skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Peer mentoring skills
• Knowledge of social media platforms an asset
• Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
• Up to date CPIC

Salary:  To be negotiated

Terms of Employment:  Temporary Part-Time

Deadline for Application:  Sunday, September 30, 2018

How to Apply:  To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter – quoting the competition number, in confidence to Laurie Bourne-Mackeigan or to For further information, call Laurie at 613-345-5649 ext. 1472

We thank all applicants for their expressed interest; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Location:  Brockville

Profession Type:  Social Services (Social Workers, Counsellors)

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